Friday, 6 December 2013

Broccoli and Ham Quiche



Does anyone still have leftovers from Thanksgiving? Anyone?

Well, since I freeze my leftovers, I still had some leftovers of the ham variety. Don't get me wrong, I could eat everyday all day and probably still not get bored of it, but I felt like the desserts on this blog were overpowering the savory food by, well, a lot, and I wanted to bring some balance when it comes to the food I make.




And it was a good call, because it resulted in this delicious quiche!

I can't ever get sick of quiche. I have made a broccoli and cheddar quiche before, but I wanted to revamp it with some of my leftover ham. The result was delicious. More than I could hope for. This was gone within a day.




Now that I think about it, this would be a great dish to serve for Christmas, or even after Christmas if you are like me and will have some (make that a lot of) ham leftovers. You can never go wrong with quiche. Just saying...






What you'll need:

Crust:
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 cup cold water

Filling:
-6 eggs
-3/4 cup whipping cream
-1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
-1 small onion, chopped
-1 cup broccoli, chopped
-1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
-2 cups ham, cubed
+salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
    2.   Crust: In a medium bowl, beat together the oil and water. Add in the flours and salt, and mix in until fully incorporated.
    3.   Lightly spray a pie pan, and press the dough into the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
    4.   Filling: Meanwhile, heat some oil in a small skillet on medium heat and saute the onions until transparent, for around 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    5.   In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, whipping cream, mustard, salt and pepper until fully incorporated. Fold in the onion, broccoli and cheese. Pour the filling into the crust and bake at 350˚F for 35-45 minutes.

16 comments:

  1. I really like quiches, especially if I have the dough already!

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  2. looks wonderful and sounds delicious..never had quiche for so long!

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  3. Cathleen, this is a wonderful quiche! My children and I won't mind to have this for lunch.

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  4. "You can never go wrong with Quiche" and yours looks delicious!!! I may just need to make some for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing, Cathleen...

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  5. I adore quiche and try to make a new one at least once a month. This one is perfect.

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  6. This quiche is just bursting with stuff! Yum!

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  7. This quiche looks delicious. I love the ham and broccoli combination.

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  8. Cathleen, I love Quiche! My must have ingredient is bacon but I guess ham is just as good. My only problem is making the crust. But I will attempt it someday!

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  9. That's a jam packed quiche full of the best stuff. I love quiche and could eat it any day of the year.

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  10. Love this quiche and I love that I can throw some fresh broccoli from the garden in there too!

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  11. This would be a great meal to serve on Christmas morning! Thank you for sharing such a delicious quiche!

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  12. I really don't make quiche enough. This looks like such a great version of it!

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  13. sound good and nice to have during lunch..

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  14. I haven't been baking lately , cookies or cakes , that is :D Stir fries seems easier to make since you can't just serve cookies for dinner , right ?! lol Yup , I haven't tried making quiche yet :P I love the way you use your leftover ham , and paired with broccoli , it makes the dish not only delicious but nutritious , too !

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  15. Oh yum - I love each and every one of these ingredients!

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  16. I love this! The perfect combo together! Thanks for taking the time to come over and link up! Hope to see you back tomorrow! http://mommyondemand.com/

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